I am despirately trying to replace my axle
on my 1980 Scamp
So far I have tried three different places with different results. I plan on using a Dexter axle
and I will list the specs I know (so far) below. Dexter quoted me approx $365 which includes shipping.
Arrow Trailer seemed highly recommeneded, however they wanted to charge me to measure my axle
, and their axle price was about twice what dexter wanted, in addition to cutting off the old axle and putting on brackets to bolt the new axle to. Their estimate was about two grand.
Now I know prices may have gone up some, but most other similar work was done for 800-1K (including the price for the axle).
Second place I contacted, was Accruate Trailer in Santa Clarita, he said I did not need an axle (even though I am riding low and my fridge
is bouncing loose, and by fire extinguisher and cabinet door "bounced" off the walls on my last trip.
Finally I canned Marksman, he said he could order an axle but I would need to measure it myself.
I know a lot of the measurements, but I dont want to have to measure everything and miss something or get something wrong and end up with an axle I cant use.
So Far this is what I have:
#9 Leading Axle 2k rating (derated to 1800 lbs)
w/e-brakes (swap brakes
10 degrees down
4 on 4 lugs
Bolted to "side mount" brackets
The rest of the "detailed" measurements I am not sure about.
Any suggestions on where to go to get this done, or has anyone replaced their axle on a similar year 13' Scamp
and has a copy of their order sheet??